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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria mosque

Kano - At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria

Kano - At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

Lagos - It was a life-changing moment for David when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

Italy funeral for all-female shipwreck victims

Salerno - The coffins of 26 young Nigerians lie in state in the winter sunshine in a cemetery in southern Italy, where a bishop and imam lead prayers for the all-female victims.

Autopsies of 26 migrant girls find that most drowned

Rome - Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 26 teenage migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea, Italian news agencies reported Wednesday.

Italy begins autopsies of 26 drowned migrant girls

Rome - Italian pathologists began post-mortem examinations Wednesday of 26 migrant girls found dead at sea, as Nigeria called for an international inquiry into their deaths.

Nigeria urges UN probe into deaths of 26 female migrants

Lagos - Nigeria on Wednesday called for an international inquiry after 26 women and girls drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

Nigerian oil rebels told to give peace talks a chance

Warri - Community leaders in Nigeria's oil-rich south on Monday urged militants not to resume attacks on pipelines but give peace talks with the government another chance.

Five dead in suicide bombing in Nigeria mosque: militia

Kano - At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said.

Nigerian haute couture in the Muslim north

Lagos - Ibrahim Aminu launched his first clothing line eight years ago when he designed a dress for his sister.

Nigeria's former president Jonathan summonsed in corruption trial

Abuja - A judge on Tuesday ordered Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan to appear at the corruption trial of his party's former spokesman.

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Lagos - Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped off the coast of southern Nigeria, maritime security analysts said.

Italian priest kidnapped in southern Nigeria: Vatican

Rome - An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said. Maurizio Pallu was snatched on Thursday in broad daylight by armed men just outside of Benin City, Italian media reports said.

Nigeria says 45 jailed at Boko Haram secret trials

Abuja - Nigeria's government on Friday said 45 Boko Haram members had been sentenced to between three and 31 years in jail after being convicted at secret trials.

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

London - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

Leaked memo rekindles scandal around Nigeria's oil giant

Lagos - A leaked memo from Nigeria's minister of state for oil has shown that irregularities in the state-owned oil giant remain entrenched, despite official vows to root out the "cancer" of graft.

Nigeria president denounces Biafran separatists

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday railed against separatists seeking Nigeria's "dismemberment" and called for "proper" dialogue after clashes between pro-Biafra activists and security forces in the restive southeast.

Nigeria's Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

Kano - Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

UN warning over school closures in NE Nigeria

Lagos - Most schools in the state worst-hit by the Boko Haram conflict remain shut, the UN children's agency said on Friday, blaming the jihadists for deliberating targeting education.

Cameroon accused over Nigerian Boko Haram refugees

Abuja - Cameroon on Wednesday denied allegations by a human rights group that it had forcibly returned about 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram Islamists.

At least three killed by sea pirates in Nigeria's oil region: police

Warri - Sea pirates shot dead at least three people, including a policeman, in an ambush in southern Nigeria's restive oil region, police said Saturday.Bayelsa state police spokesman Asinim Butswat said the incident happened on Friday.

Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

New York - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people.

UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

Maiduguri - At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading.

Calls for calm as community tensions rise in Nigeria

Jos - State governors in Nigeria on Friday moved to calm fears after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military risked taking on a wider ethnic dimension.

Security forces, pro-Biafra group clash in Nigeria

Lagos - Tensions mounted between Nigerian security forces and pro-Biafra supporters on Thursday, after renewed protests calling for independence and clashes targeting police.

Nigeria hit by labour disputes over unpaid salaries

Lagos - Kenneth Madiebo isn't seeking global recognition for helping to stop the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014 -- he just wants to be paid.

7 killed in Boko Haram attack on displaced camp

Kano - At least seven people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a camp for people displaced by the conflict in northeast Nigeria, militia members and locals said Saturday.

Boko Haram attacks kill 400 since April: Amnesty

Lagos - A spurt in attacks by Boko Haram Islamists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, Amnesty said on Tuesday.

Nigeria 'kidnap king' forced to plead guilty: lawyer

Lagos - A feared Nigerian kidnapper known as "Evans" entered a guilty plea Wednesday to kidnap charges that his lawyers say was obtained through police intimidation.

Nigeria president leads first cabinet meeting in 5 months

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led his first cabinet meeting for five months after a long stay in London where he received treatment for an undisclosed condition.
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Kano receives its water from local rivers and over-exploited groundwater sources. A deficient water ...
Kano receives its water from local rivers and over-exploited groundwater sources. A deficient water supply and lack of proper sanitation leave the city open to disease.
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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking on January 8  2015.
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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking on January 8, 2015. (Screen grab)
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The roofless uncompleted building beside it is the  mission house.  It is already occupied.
The roofless uncompleted building beside it is the "mission house." It is already occupied.
A picture of Enugu  Nigeria gives you a small example of how much land the insurgents have to hide i...
A picture of Enugu, Nigeria gives you a small example of how much land the insurgents have to hide in. However the wildlife is taking exception to having to share the space with them.
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Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
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Nigeria s Super Eagles celeberating the AFCON victory in South Africa. Photo: Screen grab from Super...
Nigeria's Super Eagles celeberating the AFCON victory in South Africa. Photo: Screen grab from Super Sports
A power generator: The family generates most of the electricity it consumes
A power generator: The family generates most of the electricity it consumes
MILITANCY: Map of Nigeria with shaded areas showing activity by Islamic militant Boko Haram organiza...
MILITANCY: Map of Nigeria with shaded areas showing activity by Islamic militant Boko Haram organization.
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Over 385 000 people in parts of Nigeria s northeast suffer from food insecurity.
Over 385,000 people in parts of Nigeria's northeast suffer from food insecurity.
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A petrol station selling fuel in Lagos Tuesday  Jan. 3.
A petrol station selling fuel in Lagos Tuesday, Jan. 3.
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Mrs Toku Mike shows Digital Journal the logo of The Four Friends Dreams Alive Foundation on her phone.
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Jonathan Goodluck, Nigeria, President.
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Mubarak Bala  a Nigerian man has been incarcerated in a mental health institution by his family afte...
Mubarak Bala, a Nigerian man has been incarcerated in a mental health institution by his family after saying he had lost his belief in God.
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Lagos State Governor  Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode  with Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria  Mr. Guy Feldman; C...
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, with Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Mr. Guy Feldman; Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare and Special Adviser to the Governor on the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe.
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria prays after an half time encounter with Greece at the World Cup in South Africa.
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A panoramic view of the event hall
Nigerian fans show their support at the Ellis Park soccer stadium in Johannesburg.
Nigerian fans show their support at the Ellis Park soccer stadium in Johannesburg.
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